Meet Joseph. A man of impeccable taste and few words, Joseph doesn’t like very much attention. We’re unsure of his motives for maintaining such a clandestine profile, but we’ve done some speculating. Is he trying to get away from his past? Is he on the lookout for someone? Is he dangerous? All we know is that we’re lucky to have caught up with him and his Alfa Romeo Giulia Super for a brief rendezvous in Downtown Los Angeles after midnight.
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Q: Why is the Giulia your vehicle of choice?
A: In one word: handling. For my work, I need a car that drives like it’s on rails.
Another reason is that no one suspects a box like this is packed with performance, and that fits my needs just well.
I like small compact cars with four doors. If they made something smaller, I’d probably get it.
Q: What is your favorite drive or destination?
A: Anywhere away from crowds. I can’t stand crowds.
I enjoy driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Carpinteria to visit my cousin and from there drive up the 154 to Lake Cachuma Drive and all the way up to Santa Ynez. The Super loves to go uphill.
Q: Who is your ideal passenger in the Giulia?
A: Good question. Let’s see. Actually, no one. I just want to hear the engine and talk to nobody. It’s a great escape.
Q: With your car, is it a short term fling or long term affair?
A: This one is definitely a keeper, unless of course I come across another project that captivates me. Maybe at that point the new project might take priority.